Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi’s father takes first trip abroad to watch RWC final

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will have a special man watching him from the stands of the Yokohama Stadium in Japan when he leads out the Boks in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final against England.   The match will also be Siya’s 50th in a Bok jersey, having made his debut against Scotland in Nelspruit in 2013. The special man will be his father, Fezakele Kolisi   Rachel Kolisi announced the news on her Instagram…       Popular now: – Totalsports removes Eben Etzebeth posters ahead of Rugby WC final…

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Cape Town to host 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens

Cape Town will host the next Rugby World Cup Sevens in 2022, World Rugby announced on Tuesday, marking the first time the event has been held in Africa.   The coastal city was awarded the tournament at a time of rising fortunes for sevens rugby, which made its Olympic debut in 2016 and will return for the Tokyo Games next year. The three-day event will be held at the 55 000-capacity Cape Town Stadium in September 2022, World Rugby said after a meeting of the World Rugby Council in Tokyo.…

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Jerome Garces to ref RWC2019 final

Frenchman Jerome Garces has been appointed as referee for Saturday’s Rugby World Cup final between South Africa and England in Yokohama.   Kick-off is scheduled for 2 November – 11:00 (SA time) Garces will be assisted by compatriot Romain Poite and New Zealand’s Ben O’Keeffe, with another Kiwi, Ben Skeen, the television match official (TMO).   Garces told the official Rugby World Cup website that he was “honoured and delighted” to be appointed to referee the final.   It is a dream as a referee, but this is a team…

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Springboks overtake All Blacks in World Rugby Rankings after beating Wales – Highlights

The Springboks have moved up to second place in the latest World Rugby rankings.   This follows the completion of the past weekend’s Rugby World Cup semi-finals. England’s 19-7 win over New Zealand saw them surge to the top, while South Africa’s 19-16 win over Wales saw them move up two spots into second, with the All Blacks dropping from first to third and Wales moving down a spot to fourth.   Watch: South Africa vs Wales – Highlights       Top 20 in the latest World Rugby rankings:…

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I’m coming to lift the RWC trophy – Ramaphosa to Kolisi

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has told Springbok skipper Siya Kolisi to book his ticket to Japan so he can lift the Webb Ellis Cup.   I must say that I’m so proud of you and the team as well. You guys have done extremely well,” said Ramaphosa, as Kolisi thanked him. I just wanted to wish you well for the semi-final and I know you will do extremely well. You’ve got 57 million South Africans standing behind you. I’m coming to the final, I’m coming to lift the Webb…

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Cobus Reinach has the X-Factor says Springbok coach, Rassie Erasmus – Post Match Conference Video

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus said the “X-factor” Cobus Reinach was a chip off the old block as the Springbok scrumhalf scored the quickest World Cup hat-trick in a 66-7 rout of Canada in Kobe on Tuesday.   Reinach, son of late South Africa wing Jaco Reinach, took just 11 minutes to score three tries in a first half where the two time world champion Springboks scored seven of their 10 in the match. Reinach, whose treble was faster than Australia fullback Chris Latham’s 25-minute hat-trick against Namibia at the 2003…

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Springbok Stories – The story of inspirational Springbok Captain, Siya Kolisi

Growing up in Zwide, Port Elizabeth, Siya Kolisi endured nights where he would go to sleep on an empty stomach. But that didn’t stop the Springbok captain from chasing his dreams and inspiring millions of South Africans.       POPULAR NOW – Former Springbok Coach Peter de Villiers refuses to support the Boks because of Etzebeth racism and assault allegations   Please leave your questions and comments below:  

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Weekend Springbok News: Springbok, Proteas captains catch some waves, while Etzebeth brawls and Dyantyi fails a drug test

It was a mixed bag of news from the Springbok camp as Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and Proteasskipper Faf du Plessis caught a few waves together at Muizenberg in Cape Town over the weekend.   Kolisi posted a photograph to his Instagram page of himself standing on the beach alongside Du Plessis, surfboards in hand.    Another great ‘Board Meeting’ with my brother,” Kolisi wrote “Too much love for you.”   Du Plessis, who captained the Proteas to seventh place at what was a disappointing 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign,…

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Rassie Ecstatic with “wonderful” Kolisi : Highlights Springboks vs Argentina – VIDEO

“Siya was wonderful,” Erasmus told reporters after the hard-fought 24-18 win at Loftus Versfeld.       We wanted to get him off after 30 minutes but he said was feeling great. At half-time, I asked him if he wanted to go more, and he said he wanted 70 minutes! Medically he is fine and that’s great. Next is to condition him physically with match fitness and we will give him more game-time in the Japan match to get him ready. We are fast-tracking Siya because we know what we…

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Are the Springboks back? RWC 2019

It’s that time when rugby fever is gripping all rugby union fans as the Rugby World Cup 2019 approach. This year’s event will be held in Japan and the competition is as fierce as ever.   New Zealand still remain the favourites but teams like Wales, Ireland, England and Scotland all favour their chances as well. There is one team however that should never be disregarded especially in a RWC and that team is the South African Springboks.   The Springboks managed to win the RWC in 1995 in their…

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